Courtney Barnett has shared a previously unreleased song from her early days titled “How To Boil An Egg.”
The Australian musician recorded the song for Milk! Records Split Singles ClubSplit Singles Club. “How To Boil An Egg” is a song Barnett wrote when she was 21, she said. Barnett also revealed she has begun work on her follow-up to 2015’s Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit:
I used to perform this song at all the open-mics when I was 21. It never got recorded, so for personal-posterity I updated it and made this version recently when I was bunkered up in the bush doin some demos for my next album. In tradition of the Milk! Records compilation releases, like “Pickles From the Jar” or “Three Packs A Day,” I wanted to include a song of mine for Split Singles Club that was a tad left of album-centre. It’s a songwriting experiment that doesn’t really belong anywhere else.